The War Of The Cold War

1346 WordsSep 21, 20166 Pages
Jessica Taylor of NPR talks about how Donald Trump 's praise towards the Russian President Vladimir Putin is creating controversy once again after his interview on Thursday to state-funded Russian Television. It is pretty obvious to the everyday American that the U.S. lags behind Russia in the development of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and that as America 's global influence diminishes, a potential nuclear war with Russia could have earth-shattering effects. With these rising tensions and a nuclear war threatening on the horizon, one would imagine a President to work to relieve the possible threat. No President since Ronald Reagan has made efforts to work, or possibly find an ally within Russia. Over the past 8 years, President Obama has made no efforts to relieve this fear, and repair the fracture between the United States and Russia that has been intensifying since the beginning of the Cold War. We can apply the history principle to look at past Presidents and their lack of confidence to tackle the difficult task of addressing the nuclear threat and possibly gain a new ally. Conditions with Russia and the U.S. were warm under Russian President Boris Yeltsin (1991–99) but have fluctuated greatly under Vladimir Putin since then. In 2014, already strained relations greatly deteriorated due to the Russian intervention in Ukraine, and its annexation of Crimea. Relations in 2016 remain cold, and are complicated by sharp differences regarding Russian military

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